Coast to Coast AM Show – Researcher Charlotte Harris Rees discussed Asian maps dating as far back as 4,000 years ago that show the coastlines of the Americas. Picking up on the work of her father who collected these maps, she suggested that the ancient Chinese were seafaring and traveled to America long before Columbus’ arrival. As further evidence, she cited genetic markers that are shared only by Asians and Native Americans.
The ancient world may have been more advanced than most people realize.
Did Ancient Egyptians Have Electricity?
by Ancient Code Team | Ancient Code
So who was it that actually discovered electricity and took the opportunity to create an artificial light source? Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison are the respective gentlemen believed to be the fathers of light or at least that’s the answer that has been accepted as a fact.
Such an event would cause stupendous destruction. Hopefully, this will not happen any time soon.
Next Supervolcano Eruption Might Happen Without Warning
by Christopher Plain | The Debrief
The next time a supervolcano eruption pours enough ash into the atmosphere to alter the Earth’s climate, humanity may not see it coming. That’s because volcanoes large enough to cause such a dramatic shift in sunlight, often termed “supervolcanoes,” may offer no warning that they are preparing to erupt. Geologists had previously identified specific warning signs that they believed preceded such massive eruptions, but this latest research seems to indicate that these telltale signs are not necessarily present before each and every climate-altering eruption.
Ultra-High Energy Experiments Move Nuclear Fusion Closer to Reality
by Christopher Plain | The Debrief
As human spacecraft venture deeper and deeper into space, and missions hoping to study the outer reaches of our own solar system strive to become commonplace, nuclear fusion is among the leading candidates to replace the powerful-yet-limited chemical rockets in use today.
Not only is fusion significantly safer than any theoretical nuclear propulsion systems that rely on fission reactions like those found in nuclear weapons, but it promises significant weight-to-power ratio gains over conventional propulsion methods that make crewed missions beyond Mars virtually impossible to undertake.
A new study has shown that some Ice Age mammals survived much longer than previously thought. While it is easy to imagine that giant Ice Age mammals such as the woolly mammoth died out long before the advent of human civilization, research in recent years has shown that these animals survived much longer than anyone had realized. The results of a ten-year study have yielded evidence to suggest that mammoths had still been roaming the wilds of mainland Siberia as recently as 3,900 years ago. This means that these animals were still around after the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
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We Might Be Able to Nuke an Asteroid to Save the World After All, Study Says
by Jazz Shaw | The Debrief
It’s a subject that has enthralled fans of both science and science fiction for generations. An asteroid or comet is on a collision course with the Earth, threatening to wreak massive devastation and potentially wipe out humanity.
We received an unpleasant reminder of the non-fictional reality of this scenario recently when we learned that an asteroid named 2021 SG that was roughly one half the size of the Great Pyramid in Egypt had zipped past the Earth inside the orbit of the moon in September and NASA didn’t even see it until it was going by.
Astronomers have announced evidence for a possible planet in another galaxy. This “exoplanet” would be much farther away than any of the thousands of others scientists have found in our Milky Way Galaxy. This planet candidate was identified with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory that detected a temporary dimming in X-rays in a binary system. Researchers interpret this dimming as a planet passing in front of an X-ray source around a neutron star or black hole orbiting a companion star.
First Evidence for a Possible Planet Outside of the Milky Way Galaxy
William Shatner, the alter ego of one of the most iconic space travelers ever, has completed his first real trip to space. The iconic 90-year-old actor best known for playing James T. Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise in the Star Trek universe, blasted off atop a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket from the company’s west Texas launch site on October 13, 2021. A few minutes into the flight, the capsule separated from the booster and continued on to suborbital space where the crew experienced weightlessness and an epic view of Earth before reentering the atmosphere for a parachute-assisted soft landing in the desert.
We now know that our genes can be altered to molecularly mimic a calorie-restricted diet known to double the lifespan and healthspan of all living forms of life. Thousands of scientific reports point to the fact it is now scientifically possible to prolong human life indefinitely. There is little question an anti-aging pill would put modern medicine out of business. The door is now open for an anti-aging pill that would dramatically reduce healthcare costs and prolong human life.
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In a distant star system — a mere 1,300 light years away from Earth — researchers may have identified the first known planet to orbit three stars. Unlike our solar system, which consists of a solitary star, it is believed that half of all star systems consist of two or more stars that are gravitationally bound to each other. But no planet orbiting three stars — a circumptriple orbit — has ever been discovered before. This has significant implications for bolstering our understanding of planet formation.
Astronomers May Have Discovered the First Known Planet to Orbit 3 Stars
Meet The Man Behind NASA and DARPA’s Warp Drive Programs
by Christopher Plain | The Debrief
When Star Trek premiered on American television in 1966, the world was exposed to the idea of a spaceship traveling faster than the speed of light. That concept of a Warp Drive remained in the world of fiction until 1994 when Mexican Mathematician Miguel Alcubierre presented a mathematical model under which a human-piloted craft could theoretically exceed the speed of light.
A company called Altos Labs is rumored to have pursued biological reprogramming technology to rejuvenate cells in the lab that some researchers think could be extended to revitalize entire animal bodies, hence opening paths to prolong human life. Former Amazon CEO and the world’s richest person Jeff Bezos has invested in a new anti-aging company called Altos Labs, MIT Technology Review writes, citing people familiar with the matter.
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When the iconic science fiction television show Star Trek first premiered in 1966, humanity had yet to walk on the moon, and things like cell phones and the Internet were still decades away from becoming reality. Still, the groundbreaking show also featured an array of futuristic weapons, ships, and devices to go along with the countless habitable worlds explored by the starship U.S.S. Enterprise and its intrepid crew. This included things like photon torpedoes, food replicators, warp drives, phasers, tractor beams, transporters, and even a universal translator, all of which added to the forward-looking and visionary aspect of the entire Star Trek universe. In the decades since the original Star Trek series, a number of those devices and technologies have moved closer to reality, while some others are already part of our everyday experience.
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